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Archaeological Recording Brief at High Street Farm, West Wratting, Phase II

Sutherland, T. L. (1995) Archaeological Recording Brief at High Street Farm, West Wratting, Phase II. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A secondary phase of an archaeological watching brief was carried out at High street Farm, West Wratting, Cambridgeshire (TL 6066/5200), during January 1995, in the plot to the south-east of the land in which Phase I was completed. The observations and recording continued during the excavation, by the contractor, of foundation trenches for a new domestic dwelling. The trenches were 1.8metres deep, 0.6 metres wide, and covered the area of the ground plan of the house. Several features were encountered, including a 0.02 metre wide by 0.20 metre tall, brisk lined drain, a coursed and mortared pile of bricks, and a row of several loose bricks. A small pit, which was bisected by one trench, was seen to contain a lens of cinders in its fill. A large channel-like feature, which was truncated by several of the trenches, appeared to run in a north/south direction and contained a very wet, silty fill, resembling that of a pond. Its cut had very steep sides, a flat base and may possibly be a part of the former pond which stood close by until it was filled in, in 1994. A collection of large rough stones, which appeared to lie on top of each other, were removed from the trench in the north of the site, although they lay at a greater depth than the other features and were completely isolated from any other context. Any interpretation should therefore be avoided. No dating evidence was discovered in association with any features although all the bricks on the site appear to date from approximately the eighteenth or early nineteenth century.

Item Type:Client Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:A47 (phase II), High Street Farm, high street farm, West Wratting, west wratting, Cambridgeshire, cambridgeshire, watching brief, recording, archaeological excavation, excavation, brick-lined drain, brick, CBM, cbm, Ceramic Building Material, ceramic building material, field drain, drainage ditch, drain, pit, cinders, charcoal, channel-like feature, pond, laid bricks, mid eighteenth century, late eighteenth century, early nineteenth century, post-medieval, Post-Medieval, Post medieval, Post Medieval, limestone block, blocks, structure, out-building, outbuilding, coursed stone, water channel, ditch, a47, a47 (phase II), report A47 (phase II), Report A47 (phase II), report a47 (phase II), report A47 (phase II), CCCAFU report A47 (phase II), Phase II, Phase 2, phase II, phase 2
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cambridgeshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4280
Deposited By: Archives
Deposited On:01 Nov 2018 21:13
Last Modified:01 Nov 2018 21:13

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